Yobs terrorise Doncaster mum

Dunscroft resident has received death threats over kids smashing through a fence on their property. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Threats MC 1
Dunscroft resident has received death threats over kids smashing through a fence on their property. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Threats MC 1
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Doncaster mum has been left too frightened to leave her home after being terrorised by yobs on her own driveway.

The woman, who was too scared to be named, said she has suffered threats and verbal abuse from youths in Dunscroft for two years.

The St Edwin Reach resident says she is now counting down until her mortgage is paid off so she can move away from the area she grew up in.

During the latest incident, the woman said she was returning from a dog walk around the field at the back of her house when she spotted three lads on her driveway.

She said: “They were about to cut through to the field by moving my fence. I told them not to cut through and to walk round like everybody else.”

“One lad said, ‘What’s it got to with you?’ and told me to bring my husband out.

“I told him it’s my property and he started saying he was going to follow me home and kill my dog with anti-freeze. It was frightening.

“I took my dog round to the end of the street and waited there a while until they’d gone. My neighbour, who had heard what happened, told me to call the police.”

The woman, who lives with her husband, spent that night alone in the house as he was away.

“I was scared they were going to come back. I was on constant look-out all night,” she said.

The woman, who is aged in her 40s, said the problems first started for her and her neighbours two years ago.

She said: “I’ve lived in Dunscroft my whole life, but now I’m counting down the four years until the mortgage is paid off so I can move away completely. I feel forced out and that makes me sad.”

The support worker told The Star she has had problems with yobs breaking her fence to cut through to the field on a number of occasions and is now fed up of paying to repair it.

The mother-of-one is now calling on Hatfield Town Council to erect a metal fence so that people can no longer cut through her property.

“They put a boundary fence up at the other side of the field, and that’s all we want at our side,” she said.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “At 6.45pm on May 17, police received reports that three teenage boys had moved a fence and entered a back garden on St Edwin Reach in Dunscroft.

“Officers believe that when they were challenged by a resident, they became verbally abusive before leaving.

“Local officers are aware of the incident and would like to encourage anyone who witnesses antisocial behaviour to call 101.”

Hatfield Town Council was unavailable for comment.